instrument panel


: a panel on which instruments are mounted
especially : dashboard sense 2

Examples of instrument panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photo : Mercedes-Benz AG The interior features higher-resolution screens in the instrument panel and center console, and camera displays that show what is in front of you and under the car. Brett Berk, Robb Report, 13 May 2024 Earlier this year, Tesla recalled almost all of its vehicles sold in the U.S. because the font on its instrument panel was too small. Lucia Suarez Sang, CBS News, 19 Apr. 2024 The helm recreates the interior look of a 911, including the steering wheel, instrument panel and seats. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 17 Apr. 2024 Red contrasting stitching is also used on the driver and front passenger and outer rear seats, instrument panel, center console, door trim and air vents. James Raia, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024 The instrument panel configuration is multiuser and intuitive. James Raia, The Mercury News, 10 Mar. 2024 Dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 Tesla recall for incorrect font size on display Tesla is recalling nearly 2.2 million of its Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and Cybertruck vehicles after an incorrect font size is displayed on the instrument panel for the Brake, Park, and Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning lights. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 The buttons for the parking brake, lane keeping and sport mode are difficult to see and reach on the lower instrument panel over the driver’s left knee. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of instrument panel was in 1922

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“Instrument panel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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